Sunday, September 25, 2005

BJ's gasses were taken at 4 and they remain about the same. A "wound vaccuum" arrived today, which will be placed over his wound from the infection they recently removed. This machine will keep the area clean without the dressing being changed daily. They tried to attach it today, but were unable to make it seal, so they will let it further heal tonight and put it in place tomorrow morning.

As always, thank you for your perseverance in your prayers. We are moved by them, and strengthened by knowing that our Family reaches far across the world.

Love in Christ,
Lauren

(By the way, Tammy H.- last week I ended up getting that airplane puzzle done about 2 minutes after you left!)

85 Comments:

At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankful that BJ's numbers remain stable. Continuing to pray.

 
At 4:59 PM, Anonymous TITO SEVILLA said...

SALUDOS DE TRUJILLO PERU PARA TODA LA FAMILIA DE BJ. ESTA MA√ĎANA ORAMOS TODA LA IGLESIA POR LA SANIDAD DE BJ, CREEMOS QUE DIOS ESTA EN CONTROL DE TODO Y EL LEVANTARA A BJ PARA LA GLORIA DE SU NOMBRE.
MUCHAS BENDICIONES
TITO SEVILLA
TRUJILLO-PERU

 
At 5:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your always in our thoughts and
prayers. I love u all so much.
Im about 2 go 2 church.
LOVE ALWAYS
Julie Meils

 
At 5:05 PM, Anonymous amberlie daniel said...

bj is in our prayers.

 
At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are all praying
for your family!!!

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger Bro. Kenny said...

We continue to pray...

Kenny Cargill
FBC Bullard, TX

 
At 5:07 PM, Anonymous Steve and Barbara said...

Praying that BJ's numbers show signs of improvement and that your evening is peaceful. Also praying that tomorrow they will be able to have the new "wound vaccuum" create a seal around the wound.

Youngstown, OH

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger tochina4emma said...

we are continuing to pray for bj while he is going throgh this hard time.

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger Marcia said...

I've been praying all day. Still praying in Marion....

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Ashley Reagan said...

Praying that BJ will start to improve a lot within the next few hours and days. Keep looking up.

Ashley Dawn (peru 04)
Bixby, Oklahoma

 
At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Lauren said...

Praise God that BJ is staying positive! I continue to pray for him.
Lots of love,
Lauren

Encinitas,CA

 
At 5:30 PM, Blogger Kaeli Cockrell said...

still praying.

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Deanna said...

Still praying for BJ and the family. It's great to know that God is upholding them in His hands!! Our God is GREAT!!!

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger Anna Vaughn said...

I am still praying! God bless you all<><

 
At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I continue to pray for your family...
Greenfield, Indiana

 
At 5:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ
Keep up the fight
We are praying for you.
Dear Lord
Please continue building BJ's strength and fight off any and all infections.
Dear Lord
we pray to you
Dear Lord heal your son and faithful servant BJ
Dear Lord we pray to you in Jesus name
Amen
Lisa Gresh/Meils and Family

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger AJ said...

Someone who knows me just forwarded this blog. I spent 10 days in Peru with Compassion in January/February. BJ sounds like an amazing kid! I am praying for him, and for you and your family.

 
At 5:55 PM, Blogger AJ said...

PS

Traverse City, MI

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger Kathy said...

I will keep BJ in my prayers. God does good things.

 
At 6:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life." John 9:3
God chooses some to show His glory through. For the some He chooses it always looks like death is going to reign.
A city on a hill shines brightest at night.

 
At 6:06 PM, Anonymous susie said...

I've been out most of the day, so I was eager to get back and read what's going on.
Lord, I give you praise, that you have continued to keep BJ in your care. I know you have a plan and we know that you are perfect.
Please continue to strengthen BJ. Please continue to provide hope to the family.
We thank you for being our maker, our healer, or provider and our savior.

In Jesus Name

 
At 6:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I continue to pray for Bj and your family. May he strength you all
Cathy M.
Tulsa

 
At 6:30 PM, Anonymous Mischel From Bethlehem, PA said...

Our Wonderful Father who art in heaven, Holy is they name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread,and forgive us our debts, as we have also forgiven our debtors.And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one, For Thy'n is the Kingdom , the Power and the Glory Forever!
Amen.
I continue to be still and pray Father. In Your Holy name I pray.

 
At 6:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and I are praying for B.J. and his family!!

 
At 6:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

praying for BJ
TCS student

 
At 6:41 PM, Blogger anonymous said...

Up all night (with an infant) and continued to pray through the night for BJ and you, his famiy. Praise God BJ remains stable and makes small gains. Will continue to pray for healing for BJ, whether here on earth or in Heaven.

Praying in Maine

 
At 6:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying Dear Lord
Show your children the miracles you may perform. Dear Lord you have brought all of us togeither
So inspired, we are. So in awe.
Look how many have been touched around the world.
Dear Lord
We are all so thankful how through BJ you have enlightned so many in so many ways and in sooo many places!
Thank you Dear Lord
In Jesus name we pray for your faithful servant and son BJ.
Protect BJ from infections and build his strength Dear Lord we Pray
Amen

Lisa Gresh/Meils
Indianapolis IN

 
At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for BJ and your family. Just wondering if there have been any medical discoveries as to what caused his illness?

 
At 7:00 PM, Anonymous Sandi said...

Dear Higgins Family,
I have looked in on your family for over a month, and have prayed for BJ and for all of you. The Higgins family has become a city set on a hill. I was privileged to share BJ's story with my Sunday School class of 11th grade girls at San Antonio First Baptist Church, we prayed for you all this morning, and we continue to share your burden. May many come to know our Lord, and then take the gospel to the whole world, as a result of the Higgins family's faithfulness: so that every tribe and every tongue would come to know Him. Though we have never met, we send our love from San Antonio, Texas.
Sandi Faulk, San Antonio
Fellowship of Christian Athletes

 
At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

im praying and praying hard

with Gods loving arms rapped arrounmd you, brookie anderson

 
At 7:14 PM, Blogger Lynn Dailey said...

We are continuing to pray for stability and healing for BJ. May the Lord of all keep him in His perfect peace. May He also be with you, his family, as you wait on Him. Thank you for continuing to update your prayer warriors even when there seems to be little to report. It continues to give us direction for our prayers.
May the Lord of heaven and earth keep you strong, give you hope and bless you with a restful night. We love you and continue to lift you before His throne.
Love to all,
Lynn

 
At 7:15 PM, Anonymous Kurt Stahley said...

I just want to let you know that I am praying for B.J.

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

Dear Higgins family (my family in Christ),
I have been following BJ's "story" for quite sometime now. I was very close to Baby Jayden's family and through them learned of you all. I can't express how much BJ has touched my life. He is one amzaing kid!!!! He has already done so much for the Kingdom in such a short period of time. You must be so proud!! I truly believe that during this very difficult and challenging time that God continues to tough lives through BJ - ALL around the world! No matter what God's plans, they are prefect. BJ has eternal security in Heaven. It is my prayer that you all can have some true rest and assurance in the Lord this evening. What an awesome family of God you are. I pray for you often and will continue to do so. The battle has been won and it belongs to the Lord. May BJ be completely restored to all that the Lord has made him to be, wether here on earth or in Heaven. I made a request for prayer this morning at our church (Covenant Church International, Raleigh, NC). Never can we have too many people praying. Keep up the faith and BELIEVE in the promises HE has given you. He is faithful. May you rest in His presence tonight and in the peace of the Holy Spirit.

In Christs' Love,
Rachel Adams
Cary, NC

 
At 7:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're praying for B.J. while we are in Papua New Guinea visiting our family on the mission field.

 
At 7:25 PM, Anonymous Brian said...

Higgins family, none of you know me, but my mom works with uncle rich at operation blessing. Anyway, I've been following your story, and I've been blessed beyond measure by the testimony of your ENTIRE family. I think of BJ and how full of love and Christ he is, and I want to live a life like he leads! He seems like a real-life, live-for-the-moment, Christ-centered reason for living! Our lives and time are so precious, and our job here on earth is to make every moment count as we give God all the glory. I never truly got this until I got so emotionally involved with all you strangers! The other night I was unable to check BJ's status, and I just could not sleep, so I just prayed and prayed. And God just broke my heart...broke it for Him. To live for Him, and to live each day in the light of His Love, and to see my family as my mission field/act of service! God has broken my heart and called me to many things because of you and your child. I am so thankful for "meeting BJ," and I yearn for him to continue in the service of our great Lord. Also, for your love and faith, you are to be commended by me, and blessed by God I am sure! Thank you so much for raising BJ and allowing him to serve the Lord on the mission field. My wife is currently pregnant, and I can only hope that we raise a BJ! And I can only hope that I'll hold fast to Christ in all things, as you all have, in the face of any adversity that may come to my future child. I try mostly to post encouraging bible passages here, but I just wanted to speak from my heart to let you know how much I love God for showing and leading me and my family to BJ's story, to your family, and to this blog. I am so thankful for this example you all have set. Know that there are a ton of people here praying for ALL of you, even though we don't all get a chance to post. Jonah 2.
Brian, Hamilton, VA

 
At 7:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about this condition that BJ has. I am definately praying for you. Good luck in the future.

 
At 7:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying... over and over for BJ, Lauren & family....

coach d

 
At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a teacher at Union Elementary. I check BJ's blog daily and am so grateful for the tiny miracles I read about each day. My family and I are members of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church. My church and my family are keeping all of you in our prayers.
A young member of our church and a close friend of ours was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in April. Through God's grace and the prayers of people all over the world (Katy also had a blogspot,)
miraculous healing has come to her.
We will continue to pray for miracles for BJ.
Mary Mills

 
At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for a miracle for my brother BJ!

Erin
Chapel Hill, NC

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger Scott Harris said...

Continuing to pray!! I am making a web site for my web design class and I added a link to this site on my page, and now some people in my class are praying for you!!

BJ, I have learned more from you being here in FL than I think I did all summer in IN. I'm seeing now what it truly means to suffer for the name of Christ. I know that God is glorified in you, because you are most satisfied in him. I am praying for a miracle, because I know God still performs miracles. I pray that God will heal you, but His will be done. "Thy will be done here on earth as it is in heaven." That is my prayer... Have a good night BJ!

 
At 7:40 PM, Anonymous Lauren said...

Continuing to pray....

Encinitas,CA

 
At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for strength throughout BJ's body. Pray for a fight against all infections .
We are praying dear Lord
Show us your hand in a healing
miracle in BJ's body.
AMEN!!!
Indpls., IN

 
At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying for BJ and for all of the Higgins family........

Ed, Carmel

 
At 7:44 PM, Anonymous Karen H said...

Praise God for improvements! Our church family upheld you all in prayer today. We're believing for good things! Keep up the faith!

 
At 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will be praying that the "wound vaccuum " will hold tomorrow and that BJ will be able to fight off this infection. May the blood work come back and have a solution for him! We will continue to lift all of you up in prayer. We pray for a peaceful rest for all of you.
Love in Christ,
Glen and Jean in Santa Claus

 
At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How wonderful it is that BJ is in a place where you have the latest equipment! God definitely took care of that beforehand. He loves you, We love you, Beej is gonna be ok.You know each day you're another step closer to bringing him home. Look how much more you now know. Praying for healing tonite.

"Never will I leave you
Never will I forsake you"
so we say with confidence
The Lord is my helper
I will not be afraid
What can man do to me?

Hebrews 13: 5,6

All for Christ

Paula

 
At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRAYING in Ohio!!
The Mansell's

 
At 7:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to all pray that there is SIGNIFICANT CHANGE in BJ's condition between midnight and noon tomorrow!! Let's bombard heaven for a major improvement in the next 12 hours!!!!!

 
At 8:14 PM, Blogger Phil said...

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At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Continue to pray for BJ and his family. M. Snow, Three Rivers, Mi

 
At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ur son has been such a blessing to me and my youth group at PBC. we are all praying for u and ur son daily. no matter what happens god is in control.

 
At 8:21 PM, Anonymous Rachel Long said...

Precious Family, we are praising Jesus with you! We know that He sustains life and is good. We have victory, we have peace, because no matter when the transition is made, we know that BJ's life will be sustained for eternity. I started typing out the whole chapter of 2 Corinthians 4 for you, but I think this one verse will be enough. "We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed." I remembered that verse because BJ sang it in a song almost daily in Peru. I have a picture that shows him singing it that I am sending to you. His mercies are new every morning, and I pray that this night is full of rest and HEALING.
Love and grace on you all,
Rachel Long, Tulsa

 
At 8:26 PM, Anonymous Lauren said...

Non-stop praying for BJ. Can't stop thinking about you.
Lots of love,
Lauren

Encinitas,CA

 
At 8:28 PM, Blogger Phil said...

You are my strength when I am weak
You are the treasure that I seek
You are my all in all

When I fall down You pick me up
When I am dry you fill my cup
You are my all in all.

Jesus Lamb of God,
Worthy is your name.
Jesus Lamb of God,
Worthy is Your name.

Brent Deanna, Whitney and Lauren a pastor friend of mine shared with me many years ago this thought.
You will not realize that Jesus is all you need until, Jesus is all you have...but once you arrive at the point where Jesus IS all you have then you will know without doubt that Jesus is all you need.

The doctors have done their part and praise Yahweh for them. But now we are about to see God work in a new and miraculous way.

Hey Body of Christ.....are we ready for a MIracle????? If so say Amen.

Before anyones head hits the pillow let's not just ask God for a miracle, but thank Him for it. (Ask believing)Maybe we need to set our alarm clocks and pray on the hour and the half hour tonight non-stop making our hearts request known to God.

I am believing God for a Miracle starting tonight. May the Holy Spirit move in and through BJ's body renewing each cell each muscle, bone and organ, wiping out every trace of infection. Tomorrow may BJ turn the corner and come back to us...and all God's people said.....AMEN......We love you with an Agape love......Phil & Paula

 
At 8:28 PM, Anonymous jonathan haag said...

Hang in there Brother. Praying for all you tonight and into the school day tommorow. STAY STRONG.

IN HIM
Jonathan Haag

 
At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I continue to think and pray for you guys throughout everyday. I wish I could help time not seem so long for you. Thanks each one of you for keeping us updated. I check all the time.

Lauren, are you ready for another one since that was so easy? Just let me know and I will get some.

I love you guys, Tammy

 
At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be praying many times between midnight and noon tomorrow. I will be praying for that miracle.

West Monroe, Louisiana

 
At 8:45 PM, Blogger Debbie Linder said...

Been praying all through the day, sometimes through tears for you but still praying "with you" for GOD'S WIll to be done.

BJ, we got our shirts in the mail yesterday and wore them today. I had the opportunity to witness to two people. The first lady said tell me about "prayforbj.com", as I began to speak, I heard you say "make sure she knows about Jesus first". I followed your lead.

The second lady asked me to turn around so that she could read the back of the shirt. She's a Christian and said she would join us and claim victory in your journey. We agreed that your healing will come, be it here now or with our Lord. Healing "will come". She also promised to lift your family through these days. As I left she said "have a blessed day". I sensed a welcome relief from her that she could say that to someone, with freedom, without fear that it was "inappropriate on the job".

Thanks for teaching me so much through your journals, the mission field IS ALL AROUND US!

God,please keep me in tune to those opportunities.

Good night BJ, have a restful night, no fever, good sats and know that we are all praying and watching over your family.

Sweet family, fear not, please rest. I love you.

Debbie

 
At 8:46 PM, Blogger Jeannie Hilfiker said...

I know God can heal with just a whisper. Please Oh Daddy Please heal BJ,give rest to Brent and Deanna, replace Lauren & Whitney's stress with happiness.


Stacy made puppychow (especially for Lauren), Melina & Kelly fixed brownies....
John&Jeannie

 
At 8:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our home group began praying for BJ and your family this evening. This morning the 4th grade girls prayed for you. We'll continue.
Jackie, in Farmland, IN

 
At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Brittany Gauthier said...

I will be praying for your family and for BJ to gain all strength from GOd!

 
At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Brittany Gauthier said...

I am praying that the Lord will restore BJ's health with his hands! I will also be praying for your family!

 
At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Lauren said...

still praying.....

 
At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ and his family are all in my prayers.
God Bless.

 
At 9:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thank the Lord for his servant BJ and all he has done. Praying for healing for BJ and strength for his family in Hiram, GA. God Bless.

 
At 9:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, i pray for B.J and his family. We know You have all power. I pray Your will be done. Thank you for the testimony B.j.'s life has been to me. I also thank You for the testimony of his family's faithfulness through all this. Bless them and encourage them now. Send them the comfort only You can give. Send the peace of the Holy Spirit in their lives. I pray that where our words fall short you will bless them tremendously and help them through this situation. I pray for B.J.'s condition. Keep him stable and heal his body. Guide his doctors and family clearly, God. Use this to bring people closer to you. God I thank for caring for us in times like this, for even giving us a thought. In Jesus' name, Amen.

 
At 9:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying without end...

 
At 9:25 PM, Blogger Lynn Andrews said...

Yes! We are ready for a miracle! I will ask believing . . .

AMEN AND AMEN

Lynn
Macon, GA

 
At 9:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we just returned from homegroups and we had at least 90 plus people praying tonight..
just wanted to check in one last time. will be praying tonight.
with all our love and prayers from KC
the leaf's

 
At 9:30 PM, Anonymous Translation from Tito said...

Translation from Tito Sevilla

Greetings from Trujillo Peru for all of BJ's family. This morning we are praying in our church service for BJ's healing, we believe God is in control and he will lift BJ up for the Glory of His name.
Many Blessings
Tito Sevilla
Trujillo Peru

 
At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Lauren said...

continuing to think about and pray for BJ....

Encinitas,CA

 
At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN!!

 
At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen From Indiana!!

 
At 9:33 PM, Blogger Walker Moore said...

Higgins Family,
God blessing upon you and that you have a rest tonight that from above.
Walker

 
At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray through the night!! AMEN!!

 
At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Jonathan's Mom said...

Dear Lord,

We pray for significant progress in BJ's condition tonight. We praise You and thank You for hearing our prayers. Please continue to provide encouragement and strength to BJ's family and caregivers. They have been through a long journey. We praise you for being with them and providing all their needs. I specifically ask that BJ is able to open his eyes tomorrow morning and respond to his mom and dad. May your light continue to shine brightly in Room 2001. I pray that tonight that it shines so bright that all those who enter not only pray for a miracle but fully expect that a miracle will occur.

Amen

 
At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Shari Allegood said...

Hi again,

Verse for today:
But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; My God will hear me. Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. Micah 7:7-8
Lots of love,
Shari

 
At 9:54 PM, Anonymous reed's said...

Hi all,

Thankful to see an improvement, even if it is small. I am glad they ordered a wound vac. You will be amazed at how fast those can work. I have used them several times on my home care pts. It is a neat little device. We continue to pray for God's will with BJ, we pray that it is His plan for BJ to recover so he can continue the work he started. We continue to pray for all of you as you go through this uncertain time. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers at all times.
We love you guys.

Love, Nancy

 
At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for you in Lake havasu City Arizona.

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger Aunt Maralyn & Uncle Ray said...

This morning the pastor's message was on Leaving a Legacy. He asked the question: "What are you doing to leave a Legacy for God when you are no longer here on this earth". I sat there thinking that BJ has already built a Legacy that will last a lifetime and beyond, and he is only 15. What a witness he is to all of us when you put his Journals on the web site. He is mature way beyond his years.
Also this morning after church the teens were writing on a big fold over card for BJ. It has been rewarding for Chris & Marla to see how much their youth group is involed in the web site and prayer. A number of them have written in numerous times.
We are thanking God for things pretty much staying stable. He had 2 very invasive surgeries on Friday and came through them so well.
We are praying for a BIG improvement soon. WE know he is in God's hands but the human in us wants to hurry the process.
WE love you all.
Aunt Maralyn
Carlsbad, Ca

 
At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying for B.J. and family from Leavenworth,KS

 
At 11:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for BJ and your family!!!

Katy, Texas

 
At 1:15 AM, Blogger Karen Vesely said...

I waqs singing a song today and it made me think of BJ...
The words just move me to tears and make me realize how grateful I am for all the Lord has done.

Jesus, Lover of my soul,
Jesus, I will never let you go.

You've taken me
From the mirey clay
You've set my feet upon a rock
and now I know

I love you
I need you
Though my world may fall
I'll never let you go
My Savior
My closest friend
I will worship you
Until the very end

I know that all of you are also so grateful for all the Lord has done through BJ. He is truly a gift from God. We are praying the 'prayer of faith'
and believing
God can heal BJ!

God Bless You,
Karen Vesely
San Clemente, CA

 
At 6:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Pray For BJ That He May Get Better. And He May Recieve Gods Blessings.

 
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